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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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“The Apostle Paul spoke by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to the Church at Corinth when he said,” Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Cor 12:1). There is indeed much ignorance concerning the spiritual gifts in the church today and that’s partly why I’m embarking upon a series of broadcasts (nine in fact), that will cover in detail, each of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. In some churches people know absolutely nothing about the gifts of the Holy Spirit or don’t even know if they operate today, which is very sad. Some ministers even preach the spiritual gifts have been ‘done away with.’ Friend this is nothing but ignorance gone to seed. Some have even gone so far as to write books or doctoral theses about God’s weakened condition in these last days and He can no longer assist the church in the spiritual gifts operation, as He once did.” – Pastor Carl

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God speaks to us today

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“It’s crucial that you know God speaks to you today and not only that, but He strongly desires and yearns for this communication. Now religious people will fight me tooth and nail on this, but by the end of this broadcast you will know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Lord still speaks today. In fact He actually craves for a time of fellowship with you, daily. Let me start out by clarifying that God sees you as a unique individual and thinks about you often. Do I have proof of this? I sure do. Check out Psalm 139:7-18, 17How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You. God clearly wants to communicate with you as this scripture attests. His thoughts towards you are almost countless and He loves you so much!” – Pastor Carl

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The Names of God

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“Within this theme of ‘names,’ there are the names of God in English, the Hebrew names of God, then there’s about 33 names for the Holy Spirit in scripture, and finally for Christ alone, there are 117 names for Him also! The subject of names is very extensive and one broadcast isn’t enough to cover it all! I will certainly discuss all these other names at another time, so stay tuned but today we’ll focus directly upon the names of ‘God the Father.’ Now, we no longer hold names in high esteem as humanity once did in times of antiquity. ‘Back in the day,’ a name really meant something. You were granted a name by your parents because in Biblical times, it was arguably a prophetic expression of what the child would become or achieve in his lifetime. In the past, names also identified the character or nature of the person.” – Pastor Carl

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The Fear of the Lord

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“Let me ask you; is it a good thing to have a ‘fear of the Lord?’…Well the term, ‘fear of the Lord’ is mentioned 30 times in scripture and the vast majority of occurrences are in the Old Testament. But there are however, well over one hundred references to the fear of God in a positive sense. Now what does it really mean to have a “fear of God” or a “fear of the Lord?” Well the word ‘fear’ in Hebrew is usually either pa-khad or yir-ah. Pa-khad means ‘terror’, ‘dread’ or the literal emotion of fear that one experiences in dangerous situations. The other Hebrew term for ‘fear’ is yir-ah and in contrast means ‘piety’, ‘a state of reverence’, ‘worship’ or ‘awesomeness.’ So which one of these definitions best describes the reverential fear we should harbor for our Father in Heaven? The answer is both.” – Pastor Carl

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12 Reasons why evolution is a lie

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“Evolutionary theory (not fact I might add) is of the opinion that we developed from a primordial protozoa; merely an algae or amoebae from a water pool. Evolutionists claim that, “over millions and millions of years,” man developed from an algae over a series of transformational events into the sophisticated human beings you see walking around today. In a nutshell they suggest the algae grew an eye, and then became a fish, which then became a mammal, then an ape and finally became man in his glorious form. Basically, their premise is that we evolved from ‘molecule to man’ or ‘particle to person’. This is known as ‘macro-evolutionary theory.’ Despite much evidence for ‘micro-evolution’ within the animal kingdom, there is no evidence of ‘macro-evolution’ whatsoever, as many evolutionists would have us believe. However, macro-evolution is indeed the platform from which their deceptive theory of evolution is spearheaded.” – Pastor Carl

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An Introduction to Prayer

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“Prayer by definition is ‘having a dialogue with God,’ not a monologue and the reason I say dialogue is because the basis of prayer is communication and that works ‘both’ ways. Often times we have a monologue with God, spouting all our cares, concerns, needs and desires, but it’s imperative that we take time to listen as well as talk, when we pray. In its purest form one could say that prayer is simply ‘talking to God.’ Our Heavenly Father is the ultimate authority in the universe and He is the one whom we seek in prayer. Because He is a just God, He needs permission to move in our lives. If He moved without permission, He would be a ‘usurper’ or ‘subjugator,’ and He is neither. Satan in contrast is a usurper; he oppresses by force, without permission. God however is a gentleman and requires permission to move. This is why the bible speaks about ‘asking’, ‘seeking’ and ‘knocking’ (Mt 7:7, Lk 11:9).” – Pastor Carl

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The Dangers of Islam

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“Islam today claims 2.2 Billion followers which represent about one third of the earth’s population but one thing is for certain, the God of Islam is NOT the God of Christianity. The word Islam means, “surrender” or “submission” to the will of Allah, whom they call God. The term Muslim means, “one who submits.” Islam is intensely monotheistic and the term they use for God (Allah) likely came from ‘Al-illah,’ which means “the God.’ One of the greatest sayings in the Islamic culture is that, “all is as God wills it,” but nothing could be further from the truth. By saying this, Moslems couch that Allah is on the side of both good and evil and personal responsibility is largely ignored in their beliefs. In fact this false ideology is a form of fatalism from our Christian perspective.” – Pastor Carl

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You are the Enforcer

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“Authority can be defined as delegated power and its strength depends on the force behind the enforcer. We have been granted both authority and power by Christ to act on His behalf and we merely enforce what Christ has already won for us, as an occupying army on this earth. Any authority that isn’t enforced however is equivalent to no authority at all. Every man and woman has authority the moment they’re born again into Christ and it has nothing to do with ‘the baptism of the Holy Spirit.’ They have authority even if they have no knowledge of it, but with knowledge comes the responsibility to enforce that which has been bestowed to us. As members of God’s heavenly throne room and being seated in heavenly places, we utilize the name which is ‘above every name’, and that name is of course Jesus Christ!” – Pastor Carl

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Faith as a Law

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“Today I wish to discuss with you one of the numerous laws mentioned in the word of God. Now you might say Pastor Carl, I’m aware of that, the book of Leviticus has 247 laws alone, so big deal, is that why you went to Bible school?….No friend I understand your reticence, we don’t need any more ‘Old Testament laws’ as Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law which is poverty, sickness and spiritual death. Believe it or not, I’m talking about laws in the New Testament. Yes, I’ll repeat that, laws in the New Testament. What are you kidding me? Now I can hear your brains working right now, wait a minute is he trying to get us to come under the law again like them Galatians?…no, no of course not, but when I explain to you these laws and how they work,  you’re going to be encouraged because they will bring you peace not bondage.” – Pastor Carl

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Are You at Odds with Yourself?

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“This is going to seem like a strange point to make but there are Christians out there who are working against themselves and the Bible actually speaks of this. There’s a fascinating scripture to be found in the second book of Timothy which reveals something every believer ought to get a hold of. Now, some people are flat out angry and mad at God because there are some things in their lives that haven’t gone according to their own plans or expectations and they’re blaming God for it. The cold hard truth is that, despite what we may feel about these issues God is innocent, He is not to blame for what might appear unfair to you. What we often try to pin on Him is in fact is a work of the enemy that’s trying to cause us to doubt God’s goodness in your life. Let’s read 2 Tim 2:24-26 together right now…” – Pastor Carl

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